Northland Power Income Fund
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Northland Power Income Fund

August 21, 2006 15:34 ET

Northland Power Income Fund Announces Monthly Distributions to Unitholders for August and September 2006

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 21, 2006) - Northland Power Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:NPI.UN)(TSX:NPI.DB) is pleased to announce distributions to Unitholders in the amount of $0.09 per unit for August and September as follows:



Month Record Date Distribution Date Amount
August August 31 September 15 $0.09
September September 30 October 16 $0.09


The monthly rate of $0.09 per unit, equivalent to $1.08 per unit on an annualized basis, was announced on August 9, 2006, and represents a 3% increase over the previous monthly distribution.

About Northland Power Income Fund

Northland Power Income Fund indirectly owns interests in six power generating facilities: three natural gas-fired combined-cycle cogeneration power plants that efficiently and cleanly produce electricity and steam for sale, and three wind farms. Two cogeneration plants are located in Ontario: the 120 megawatt ("MW") Iroquois Falls facility that has been wholly-owned by the Fund since its inception in 1997, and the 110 MW Kingston facility which has been wholly-owned by the Fund since it acquired an additional 50% interest on March 23, 2006. Through its 19% equity interest in Panda Energy Corp (PEC) and loan to a PEC subsidiary, the Fund has an interest in the 230 MW Panda-Brandywine cogeneration power plant located just outside Washington, D.C. Electricity produced from the cogeneration plants is sold under long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with creditworthy entities to ensure revenue stability, and long-term contracts assure the supply and price of natural gas, which is the Fund's largest cost. The 54 MW Mont Miller wind farm in the Gaspesie region of Quebec supplies electricity to Hydro-Quebec under a long-term PPA while the Fund's two wind farms in Germany, with a combined capacity of 21.5 MW, sell electricity to regional power utilities under the provisions of German renewable energy legislation.

The Fund's trust units and convertible debentures, which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NPI.UN and NPI.DB respectively, are qualified investments for RRSPs and DPSPs under the Canadian Income Tax Act. The Fund has in place a distribution re-investment plan that allows unitholders who are residents of Canada to automatically have their monthly cash distributions reinvested in additional units. Participants do not pay any costs associated with the plan, including brokerage commissions. For further information or to join the plan, contact your financial advisor or broker.

Contact Information

  • Northland Power Income Fund Management Inc.
    Barb Bokla
    Investor Relations Manager
    (416) 962-6262 x156
    or
    Northland Power Income Fund Management Inc.
    Tony Anderson
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 962-6262 x120
    (416) 962-6266 (FAX)
    info@NPIFund.com
    www.NPIFund.com